Stitching Status: Lila Top Down

It’s Friday and next week is spring break and I’m actually taking a vacation from my full time job too! I need a nice break – so I don’t know if I’ll be posting next week or not but we shall see. As always, you can follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to. In the meantime, let’s talk about what I’m currently working on…
I mentioned on Wednesday I was working on my last heavy sweater for a bit. I’ve actually got Lila more complete than the picture below. I finished the arms and then washed and dried it but I still have to pick up stitches for the neckline (which I will probably do on my flight to Chicago) and she will be ready to wear! I used the Lion Brand Heartland yarn (the colorway is Cuyahoga Valley – described as a heathered teal and turquoise green) since I loved it so much with my Mountain High Sweater. It is super soft and I love that I can throw it in the washer and dryer and not worry about it. My only issue is that you can see my short rows a bit on the side but not enough that I won’t wear it.
Top down Lila
It’s exactly what I was looking for in a pullover. Super soft and cozy, arms on my version are a little loose than pictured and I can just throw it on in the morning when I walk Cher. It is essentially my knit sweatshirt. Sometimes the 55-65 degree range is a bit chilly, especially when it’s overcast so I love a good sweatershirt to throw when I’m walking Cher at 7am on a Saturday before I’ve had a sip of coffee or tea. Plus I think it’s long enough to cover my butt if I throw on leggings and sneakers. I’ve also got just a little bit of super bulky knitting left tonight before I see my crafty girlfriend this weekend. I hope to get pics of her in what I made her over the weekend and share here next week. It’s such a fun quick project and it looks super cool!

So what have you been making lately? Share! And have a wonderful knitting filled weekend!

8 Replies to “Stitching Status: Lila Top Down”

  1. It WAS super soft! i couldn’t believe it was a Lion Brand yarn! I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece! I’ve had tennis elbow for a couple of weeks so I am living my Knit-Life vicariously through u! Rock on you KnittingDiva!

  2. Enjoy your vacation and I’m hoping by the time you’re back I’ll be able to tell you that I’m starting my first adult sweater. 😀

      1. I’m doing my initial measurements then soaking the swatch tomorrow. My goal is to start this week coming. 😀

  3. Well hello there. So glad I found your blog!
    I love the color of your sweater. I’m just now seeing this so your sweater is now done and fits you perfectly! It’s nice when your go-to sweater is one that you made yourself.
    I’m currently working on a baby onesie.

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